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Machine learning is already a part of your life, you just don’t know it yet

If you were born in the 80s or 90s, then there’s a good chance the idea of machine learning conjures images of Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator. It sounds like a far future concept that may be synonymous with AI and ‘the rise of the machines’.<p>But as it happens, the rise has actually <i>already</i> …

Machine Learning

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter.<p>It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake news.<p>It was a call to get beyond …

The dark side of wearables: How they're secretly jeopardizing your security and privacy

The seductive lure of activity and health wearables make it easy to forget, or ignore, the inherent security and privacy risks involved.<p>The gentle …

Navigating the well-curated, deeply weird Sponsored Films online archive

The new collection is a treasure trove of old-school oddities, preserved for the present<p>Between streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and the pay-only online archives of legacy media like Warner Bros. and CBS, the TV and movie business is becoming increasingly subscription-driven — to …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

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<b>Ariel Leve</b> offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration<p>Right now, many Americans listening to their president are experiencing what I experienced frequently a child. Nothing means anything, and …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts

Where do we most often find real truth, real facts in a new era of Internet hoaxes, fake news stories and new political administrations that tout their own “alternative facts”?<p>Many citizens appear confused and worried. News stories from the BBC and the <i>New York Time</i>s and <i>Money</i> magazine are reporting …

Journalism

‘Holistic’ is a much abused word. Like ‘quantum’ and ‘paradigm’, it is beloved of snake-oil sellers of many types. But some kind of interconnectedness forms a key part of science’s defence against spurious results and crackpots. Two new scientific results got me thinking this week<p>Deep in the ice, …

Physics

‘Nullius in verba’ is a fine ideal, but science is a little bit more complicated than that, as is the world in general<p>‘Nullius in verba’ – roughly, ‘Take nobody’s word for it’ – is the motto of one of the world’s oldest scientific societies, the Royal Society. It neatly expresses the ideal that the …

Boris Johnson

‘Science’ appears to say a lot of things. But in this post-truth ‘alternative facts’ world, constantly implying that all of science agrees can only be harmful

Alternative Facts

E coli microbes have been modified to carry an expanded genetic code which researchers say will ultimately allow them to be programmed<p>From the moment life gained a foothold on Earth its story has been written in a DNA code of four letters. With G, T, C and A - the molecules that pair up in the DNA …

Genetics

We sort through some of the most persistent and pernicious myths surrounding cancer and its treatment<p>Cancer is a topic with high emotional resonance – there is hardly a family in the world that has not been touched by this complex family of diseases. Yet cancer is still widely misunderstood. Given …

Cancer

7 easy ways to reduce stress

Like everyone else in the world, I struggle with the stress of trying to cram everything into a busy schedule. Between working full time, blogging, finding time to exercise, spending time with Andrew, and taking care of two animals, it feels like there's never enough time in the day to get …

Time Management

The US government is loaning millions of dollars to jumpstart urban farming

The government is increasingly starting to offer assistance to urban farms, too.<p>In 2016, the USDA funded a dozen urban farms, the highest number in history, Val Dolicini, the administrator for the USDA Farm Services Agency, tells Business Insider.<p>In 2017, he expects the USDA to funnel even more …

Santa is just as real as Superman — and that’s the best thing about them

Why do we demand realism from superheroes?<p>During World War II, my grandfather was in Europe, and one day walked by a superior officer (whom he didn’t think was all that bright) who was reading a Superman comic. A moment later, his superior sneered and tossed the comic to him, saying, "I’m not …

Comics

A recent report recommends dealing with mental illness before poverty, but this overlooks the fact that the two are fundamentally linked<p>A recent report by Lord Richard Layard suggests that “Happiness depends on health and friends, not money”. The conclusions presented argue that the UK government …

Mental Health

Poor diets may lower children's IQ

Diets high in fat, sugar and processed foods are lowering children's IQ, a new study suggests. The report says that eating habits among three year olds shapes brain performance as they get older.<p>A predominantly processed-food diet at the age of three is directly associated with a lower IQ at the …

20% of population uses majority of public services, research shows, indicating long-term importance of early years investment for disadvantaged children<p>A small fraction of the population is likely to account for the majority of societal costs, according to new research into the impact of childhood …

Duke University

Writers from the Guardian’s science blog network pick out the books from across the cultural spectrum that delighted them most this year<p>A couple of weekends ago, the Guardian published its seasonal selection of the best books of the year as chosen by a roster of novelists, poets, playwrights, and …

Books

A decades-old thought experiment reveals our inconsistent moral intuitions. What would you do?<p>In the 2015 British thriller Eye in the Sky<i>,</i> a military team locates a terrorist cell preparing an attack expected to kill hundreds. They command a drone that can drop a bomb on the terrorists, preventing …

Autonomous Cars

Social changes unleashed by new technologies could undermine core human values unless we engage with science, warns author<p>Imagine a two-tiered society with elite citizens, genetically engineered to be smarter, healthier and to live longer, and an underclass of biologically run-of-the-mill humans. …

Genetics

Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president<p>Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s …

Fake News

How to recruit, hire and retain female engineers

Leaders at tech startups are alarmed by the absence of women from mission-critical roles — software engineering, especially — at their own companies. Their boards are saying, “We gave you the money to grow, grow, grow, but you’re not. You don’t have the engineers to get it done.” The board can’t …

A leading expert on procrastination offers his advice for never procrastinating again

In fact, he thinks of it more as a coping mechanism than anything else.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University. He's spent more than two decades studying how and why people put off important tasks. Through his research, Pychyl has learned who's most likely to …

How camping technology made us feel at home in nature

The National Park System is turning 100, and The Verge is celebrating with Wilderness Week: a look at the natural world, its freaky critters, and its future.<p>I used to think of camping trips as a time to disconnect from society. That is, until I started covering camping gadgets and discovered that a …

The stories we tell around technology shape our understanding and the future of technology itself but as we grow up as a species we must rethink our position<p>One of my favorite technological myths is, like all the best stories, both ancient and urgent. It’s about usurpation and seduction. In Greek …

James Cameron

Discovery that sleeplessness causes neurons to become ‘muddled’ with electrical activity could help develop new treatments for mental health disorders<p>For Jules Verne it was the friend who keeps us waiting. For Edgar Allan Poe so many little slices of death. But though the reason we spend a third of …

The Brain

From speedier replies, settings and app switching to more emoji, hidden settings and a weird cat collecting game<p>Google’s latest version of Android is already rolling out to the company’s Nexus and Pixel devices and will begin launching on new smartphones starting with the new LG V20.<p>If you’re still …

Batteries

How To Be Happy And Live The Life You Want Now (Instead Of The Life You Have)

As a grownup, do you sometimes lay in bed at night and think about your life and say, "How did this happen to me? Why is my life like this? How did I get here?" I know what you mean -- I talk with people who I am coaching all the time that are unhappy and dissatisfied and want a different life. So …